Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 13th December, 2012)
Photo: Dave (Oy) (Nikon D700 with Nikon 24-70mm F/2.8 AF-S G )
I go along here two are three times a week and Ive never seen that boat move yet.
Lovely picture. I remember spending many hours boating on the canal at Gathurst many years ago. Happy days. I have to put up with sailing on the Pacific Ocean now. Ah well !
Thankyou Dave, used to go over this magnificent bridge every day to school at St Peters at Orrell Post. These wonderful trips down memory lane are the best ever Christmas presents from you all and yes Dave I'm going to pinch it lol!!! Cheers!!
Classy shot as always Dave. Water levels look quite high - but that is hardly surprising.
Great pic; Dave'remember it well Also the Navigation Hotel run by the Jeffery's,Good spot
I am under the impression the hotel just up from the bridge A Parr was the Bird I'th Hand I could be wrong, may be there is another pub a bit further up the road. No doubt someone will put me right, cheers!!!
Its nice to see that Wigan council didnt decide to knock this bridge down in the 60s and put up a more level and wider concrete bridge like Lancashire council did down the road in Appley Bridge.
The pub on the right of the bridge was the navigation inn,owned my uncle bill Jeffrey and his wife lily.the pub up gathurst hill was the bird i'th hand.
Lizzie, the pub closest to Gathurst bridge was The Navigation, now closed and has been turned into an Indian restaurant, the Bird I'th was further along at the end of the row of cottages next door to John Rigby School. That too is now closed.
nice one dave
Navigation ~ now an Indian restaurant. Station Pub ~ ? Wayfarer/Kingfisher/ Bird ith Hand ~ now a private residence, Vale Royal ~ open, Old Engine ~ small housing estate, Orrell Legion ~ flats, The Stag ~ open
Dave, a really nice photograph , it looks like a painting , very Constable like.
Yes, as I commented on Sunday my kind of photo. H.
Yes Tom, very Constable-like. I find it interesting that people (at times) describe photos as Constable-like, Turneresque etc. I remember it is/was common to describe paintings as "just like a photo!" Perhaps we are becoming more "artistic". I would love to see a Lowry-like photo of Wigan.
Well done. Nice to see the subtle use of HDR in the shot, it's rendered the clouds and the boat perticularly well.
my brother john trickett lived on a narrow boat moored at bedford basin his wife hazel still is there. many happy times sailing along with him, a beautiful way of life
Thankyou Pat, the Bird I'th Hand was run at one time by friends of my parents, Jim and Peggy Worswick, think that is how you spell it. When I got detention at John Rigby and missed the bus to return home I used to walk down to the Bird I'th Hand and Jim would ring my Dad to come and get me. Dad was not amused as it was quite a trek from Pepper Lane. Those were the days eh Pat, cheers!!
We were by this bridge back in October...saw the narrow boat in the picture through the arch of the bridge. We were on a nostalgic trip & cousin's reunion in the area. I took a pic in connection with the bridge that I think is interesting but don't know if I would be allowed to put it through for Photo of the Day...can anyone tell me if it would be ok ?
Lizzie I think there was a Worswick in the Stag at that time.
I think they might have had something to do with a car garage as well.
Much prefer the photo you took on 2nd Dec.2011 (ShutterNutters), Dave, when the water was still, thus making reflections.
I was not sure if HDR had been used or not - if it has, it has been done very subtly and sympathetically. It is an excellent shot.
I don't know Mick, all I remember was that Jim looked a bit like Arthur Askey fairly short and his wife Peggy was a buxom Blonde, always well dressed and lovely makeup. They had a bowling green out the back, while I waited for my Dad I would have a lemonade and sit out the back by the bowling green. I must have been about 12. Cheers!!
Ernest I prefer this one of the two but I agree the reflections in the one on the 2nd are amazing. Probably as you can read this pic is close to my past, cheers!!!
mick They might live there. A friend of mine sold their bungalow and bought a boat to live on.